AC/DC played what is believed to be the band’s last-ever concert with bassist Cliff Williams Tuesday night, September 20 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Earlier in the day, AC/DC released a video message from Williams in which he confirmed his plans to retire from recording and touring with AC/DC once the touring cycle for the “Rock Or Bust” album had been completed. Williams explained: “It’s time for me to step out, and that’s all. Not because we’ve lost Mal, Phil or Brian. I mean, everything changes when something happens like that. When Bon died, it changed then. You know, everything changes, so it’s not that. It’s just… I’m just ready to get off the road, really, and do what I do.”
Williams added: “In between tours, we take a few years off, so I know how to do that, I know what I’m gonna do. Again, it’s just my time. I’m happy. I just need to . . . Family time now . . . just chill out and not do this. I mean, I couldn’t have asked for anything more, being with the people I’m with and have been, and being in this situation with this band, playing this music.”